Nearly a hundred Gulf War veteran attendees, and loved ones, healthcare providers, a myriad of Gulf War Illness researchers, VA and state veterans agency officials, veterans service officers, and even a local mayor filled the event to capacity.
Included were presentations by the Boston VA Healthcare System, Gulf War illness researchers, the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs, and Veterans for Common Sense, and a deeply engaged town hall meeting on Gulf War veterans' issues.
The presentations from the event are posted below.
A Boston University article about the event, with photos, is here.
Special thanks to event organizers and hosts Dr. Carole Palumbo, Tom Allen, Dr. Roberta White, and Dr. Terry Keane, and to the many, many speakers, information and outreach providers, VA staff, and most of all the many Gulf War veterans who were willing and able to participate for the full Saturday event.
PowerPoint presentations from the event:
- "Services and Benefits for Gulf War Veterans," by Mr. Anthony Hardie, Gulf War veteran and Director, Veterans for Common Sense
- "Vascular and Skeletal Muscle Function in Gulf War Veterans Illness Study," by Dr. Scott Kinlay, MBBS, PhD, VA Boston Healthcare System
- "Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Post-Deployment Distress," by Dr. Barbara Niles and Dr. DeAnna L. Mori, VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine.
- "Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Biorepository Brain Bank," by Tarnjit "Tannu" Singh, M.A.
- "Boston Gulf War Illness Consortium," by Dr. Kimberly Sullivan, Boston University School of Public Health and Principal Investigator, Boston Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC)
- "D-Cycloserine: A Novel Treatment for Gulf War Illness," by Dr. Rosemary Toomey, Boston University'